Taste De Grendel wines with Cellar Master Charles Hopkins

Cellar Master Charles Hopkins will personally attend Kievits Kroon’s wine tasting evening with De Grendel Wines on Saturday 29 July.

Hopkins has been with De Grendel for 12 years, following an illustrious career in wine making.

In 1986, on completion of his 3-year Cellar Technology training at Elsenburg College, Charles took up the position of assistant winemaker. In 1990 he was appointed winemaker for Bellingham Wines.

He has spent harvest seasons at both Dry Creek Vineyards in Sonoma Valley, California and Chateau Fonplegade in Bordeaux, France. Over the last ten years he has also conducted study tours to Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and France.

Between 1999 and 2005, Charles was cellar master for Graham Beck Wines in Franschhoek where he worked his own special magic on his favourite varieties: Pinotage, Shiraz and Cabernet Franc. At the end of 2005, Charles was appointed as cellar master at De Grendel in Durbanville. De Grendel belongs to the Graaff family and is one of the better known farms in Cape Town.

Charles says: “The two things that really fascinate me about wine is the influence of soil and climate (site) and also the finances involved in the production of wine.”

Click here to book a table at our wine tasting evening with De Grendel Wines.

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Congratulations Chanel and Gerhard!

After a day of lunch and spa treatments at Kievits Kroon, Chanel and her sister returned to to their room to get ready for dinner. Little did she know that her boyfriend Gerhard van Wyk was busy setting up the most romantic engagement scenario imaginable under the ‘Big Tree’ on the lawns outside the Manor House.

Dressed for dinner, Chanel and her sister set off for Granita to find a table set under the fairy lights, nine of the couple’s closest friends and bubbly flowing. Right there her romantic boyfriend got down on his knee and asked her to marry him, and the celebrations continued until the guests left and the newly engaged couple set off to enjoy their own private celebration with a gourmet wine pairing dinner and specially baked congratulatory cake in Granita signature restaurant.


Says Gerhard: “It was the perfect engagement and the best day of our lives! It would not have been such an amazing day without the help of the Kievits Kroon staff. It was the most professional and friendly service I ever received! They went out of their way to make it an extra special day. Thank you for that. Furthermore, the spa, the facilities and the food was absolutely fantastic! My fiancé says it was the best day of her life and she is absolutely in love with Kievits Kroon”

Watch Gerhard’s romantic proposal here:


See how our Housekeeping team decorated the couple’s room:

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Women’s Month special at Kievits Kroon

August is Women’s Month! Treat yourself and a special woman in your life, or a group of friends to our Women’s Month package.

Package includes:
•  A glass of sparkling wine
•  3 spa treatments
•  A delicious 3-course lunch in Granita

Spa treatments include:
•  Express Pedicure:                                             45 min
A quick soak, exfoliation and application of nail polish to rejuvenate tired feet
•  Express Manicure                                            45 min
A pick-me-up for hands, consisting of a soak, exfoliation and application of nail polish

Add either:

• Appetiser Facial                                                 30 min
• An express facial boost customised to suit your specific skin concerns


• Back, neck & shoulder massage                     30min

Price: R800 per person | Valid for August 2017 Monday – Thursday only

Booking is essential. Click here to book or email reservations@kievitskroon.co.za or call 0860 543848.

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Warm up in Kievits Kroon’s Winelands Spa this Winter!


Our Wineland’s Spa Midweek Retreat package is designed to warm you up with some indulgent spa pampering this winter! The package includes use of the invigorating thermae facilities with its Swiss showers, Jacuzzis, steam rooms and saunas, three treatments and a delicious lunch.

Spa treatments include:

  • Back, neck & shoulder massage – 30 min
  • Hot oil scalp massage – 30 min
  • Foot massage – 30 min

The price is just R630.00 per single and R1 200.00 per couple and the package is valid Mondays to Thursdays excluding public holidays.

To book, call 0860 543848 or email reservations@kievitskroon.co.za.

Terms and Conditions apply.




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Book a table in Granita’s wine cellar for a romantic dinner

Granita is a small, intimate restaurant with a fireplace for cosy dining in winter and a spacious outdoor terrace with views across the estate for dining al fresco.

For an even more romantic setting, request a table in the cosy cellar, which leads off the restaurant and seats only 12 people. The cellar is panelled with wooden shelves which hold hundreds of bottles of wine from Granita’s award-winning wine list.


Kievits Kroon’s fine dining signature restaurant Granita, offers gourmet wine-pairing menus which change seasonally, ensuring that the chef and his team can use the freshest produce available.

Dishes are innovative, and interesting combinations are married to deliver an exquisite dining experience. This season’s winter menus feature dishes like homemade oxtail ravioli served on a cannellini bean and truffle purée drizzled with parmesan cream; grilled kingklip fillet served with wilted baby spinach and wild mushrooms, topped with a poached egg with a citrus hollandaise sauce; biltong and dukkah spiced springbok loin served with traditional pap and chakalaka bake; and warm rich chocolate brownie served with chocolate ganache accompanied by chocolate mousse and chocolate chip ice cream.

Open for lunch and dinner, Monday to Sunday. Booking is essential: call 0860 543 848 or email reservations@kievitskroon.co.za.

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  • Online Bookings

  • www.kievitskroon.co.za
    Tel: 0860 KIEVITS / 0860 543 8487
    Fax: +27 (0) 12 808 0428
    Kievits Kroon (Pty) Ltd
    Plot 41, Reier Road
    Kameeldrift-East, Pretoria
    PO Box 879, Derdepark, 0035
    Directors: AP Verachtert & PH Mkhabela